Trinity Advent Music Series, 2022
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
Brief recital followed by lunch
Join us for a noon-time space for reflection as some of our finest local musicians present a half-hour recital. Lunch will be offered for a donation of $5 following each concert. A great way to spend your lunch hour!
Karen Pommerich, violin, viola
Karen Pommerich is a chamber and orchestral musician, performing on both violin and viola. She is a member of the Opal String Quartet and the Asheville Symphony locally, as well as the IRIS Orchestra (Germantown, TN) and Colorado Music Festival (Boulder), and she performs frequently with the Charlotte Symphony. Previously she played 16 seasons in the 1st violin section of the Jacksonville Symphony and served as Principal 2nd Violin of the Sarasota Opera and Tallahassee Symphony. She has been featured as a soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra. In addition to a busy performing schedule, Karen teaches violin and viola to musicians of all ages and levels, and coaches chamber music. Karen received her early training in her hometown of Dubuque, IA, and has a BA degree from the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, and MM degree from Florida State University. She is married to trombonist and composer Michael Hosford.
Lelia Lattimore, harp
Asheville native Lelia Hall Lattimore has years of experience as an orchestral and free-lance musician throughout the region. She has provided harp accompaniment for numerous choirs and choral groups and musical theatre productions.
Lelia is the founding director of the Blue Ridge Harp Ensemble, which has delighted audiences for 30 years.
She teaches through the Academy of the Arts at First Baptist Church in Asheville and in her private studio in the Shelby Area.
James Taulbee, organ
A native Angelino, James was born and grew up in Long Beach, California. His love for music started at the age of 9 when he began piano instruction. He was a boy soprano at his local church at the age of 11, where he grew quickly for a love of traditional church music. His organ studies began at the age of 16 and after High School he entered Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He was immediately awarded the coveted Alexander McCurdy award – the highest award and scholarship awarded an organ student at the college. At the completion of his studies with a double major in Organ Performance and Church Music he returned home to Los Angeles where he was privileged to study with the incomparable organ teacher Catharine Crozier. He later received his Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from USC, studying with Cherry Rhodes. He held numerous church jobs in the area; most recently as Organist/Choirmaster at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. He retired recently from UCLA Medical Center, working in Quality Management and Occupational Health for 23 years. He currently works part time at West Funeral Home in Weaverville and is delighted to be a part of his new church home, Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville where he very much enjoys singing in the Choir and playing the organ on occasion. He lives in Woodfin with his two Dachshunds and one cat and enjoys driving his 1966 Volkswagen Beetle around town!